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Destination-worthy Regions of Antarctica

When thinking of Antarctica, many people think of expansive sheets of snow drifts and towering icebergs popping out of endless miles of sea. But there are numerous destinations within this region of the world for polar travelers enjoy, each one fulfilling a variety of traveler needs for wildlife, adventure, culture, and landscape.

When's the best time to go to Antarctica?

When we are asked what is the best time to go to Antarctica the answer is that "anytime is a great time". Even when we return to the same landing site time and again it is always different.

Awe-Inspiring Beauty of Antarctica

We missed our zodiac landing this afternoon due to high wind conditions at both our primary and secondary landing sites.  What a treat it turned out to be.

Seals and Zodiacs

Travel Tips for Antarctic Cruising

Beautiful, mysterious Antarctica.  It’s not your neighbor’s timeshare.  

It is an experience unlike any other, and one that requires thorough preparation, and enthusiastic anticipation.  Planning a trip to the Antarctic can seem overwhelming at first, since few are part of the “Seven Continents Club” and able to offer advice on how to properly travel to this remote part of the world.

Antarctic Cruise - The White Continent?

Antarctica is known as the white continent and the wildlife is mostly black and white as an adaption for predator avoidance.


Penguin Awareness Day — January 20th

There are 17 species of penguins in the world and all but three species are considered endangered or threatened1.

Elephant Seal

What Antarctic Wildlife You Can Plan To See in the Sky, Sea, and On Land

While wildlife viewing from Antarctica can be unpredictable, when these creatures do appear, it provides for the opportunity to encounter a varie

King Penguins - A Colorful Sort

The King penguins of South Georgia are a colorful group both in striking feathers and the many interesting behaviors.

Blue Whales Making Comeback

Blue Whales making a comeback in Antarctica

Here's an article which got our attention.  Seeing these magnificent creatures is always a highlight for the lucky Antarctica travelers who get a rare glimpse of these elusive giants.

A Punishing migration-Whales movings from Antarctica to the Arctic

As the whales migrate from Antarctic waters to the Arctic and back again, they currently face a miriad of challenges.

Fin Whale Spy Hopping

Antarctic Travel - Why you should sail the southern ocean!

Fly-cruises are becoming a popular way to see Antarctica and more ships are offering that option which you can find on our website (just do a trip search and choose fly-cruise in the destination dr

Pale Octopus and Yeti Crab discovered in Antarctica Waters

Sometimes we forget how much we are missing!  While we see thousands of penguins, hundreds of birds and many whales and seals, we don't get to see what's going on UNDER the water.

Ross Sea photo impressions by client Valerie from Saskatoon, Canada

"One hundred years ago this December, the world waited breathlessly to hear who would reach the South Pole first – the dashing Captain Robert Scott, or the determined Norwegian, Roald Amundsen." Se

There's still time to plan your Antarctic Cruise Adventure This Year!

The Ban on heavy fuel oil in Antarctica is good for the environment and hasn’t really impacted small ship expedition cruising in the region.

Consider a Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica Adventure

If you have time and wildlife and Antarctic history are your focus for an Antarctic Adventure then a Falklands, South Georgia and Antarctica voyage may be your trip of a lifetime!

Happy Feet – Antarctic Emperor Penguin update

Happy Feet is now well enough to take his first swim at the Wellington Zoo in New Zealand today.  The zoo attendant had to give him a bit of a push.

How To Get the Most Out of Your Antarctica or Arctic Vacation

The best way to get the most out of your Antarctica or Arctic cruise is to keep an open mind, not have preconceived ideas of landings and wildlife sightings, and to relax and enjoy the journey.


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